Landscape critic and Daily Telegraph garden columnist Tim Richardson will discuss landscape and garden conceptualism worldwide, focusing on the work of key designers including Martha Schwartz and Kathryn Gustafson. These gardens rely on artificial materials, bright colours and an underlying narrative - they are gardens which can be 'read'. It's the opposite of the English country garden approach, but Tim argues that it often makes sense in urban environments. He coined the term 'landscape conceptualism' and was the first to define what has become an influential international phenomenon.
Tim Richardson is a garden writer, historian and critic. He is also the Director of The Chelsea Fringe Festival, an extremely successful alternative garden event held in and around London, which is now in its fifth year. Tim is a regular columnist in the Daily Telegraph and The Garden Design Journal; he is also an advisor to the National Trust on gardens.